Standard of Perfection vs. Bantam Standard Books?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FarmersHatchery, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. FarmersHatchery

    FarmersHatchery In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2012
    West Central Missouri
    What is the difference between the two books, the Standard of Perfection and the Bantam Standard? Is the Bantam Standard simply the Standard of Perfection book, but with only the bantams in it?

    I show strictly bantams, but I didn't know if their were any difference between the two and how major those differences were. Does one have better info on bantams than the other?

    I'm wanting to buy one, which probably will be the Bantam Standard as it is cheaper, but I might buy both if their are major advantages to both.


  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    Both have excellent information in them. Yes, you are right. the ABA Bantam Standard only has the bantam breeds in it. The APA SOP has both large fowl and bantams. I don't know about the ABA SOP, but the 1st 38 pages of the APA SOP are a treasure trove of the most wonderful information on proper breed types and anatomy, judging, breeding to feather info in it.
    Maybe get ABA SOP first, then pick up an APA SOP.
    Best Success,
    Karen in western PA, USA

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